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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: smooth-endoplasmic-reticulum ~
b: smooth-road

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 10, 2016

a: dark-matter ~
b: water-in-the-chunky-noodle-soup

Writer: Joel Primack --Date: December 10, 2016

a: electron-shells ~
b: standing-waves

Writer: Brian Cox --Date: December 10, 2016


a: photosynthesis ~
b: packing-a-lunch-to-eat-later

Writer: Rene Fester Kratz et al. --Date: December 10, 2016

a: habitat ~
b: home

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 10, 2016

a: menstrual-cycle ~
b: fine-tuned-symphony

Writer: drlam --Date: December 10, 2016


a: drug-abuse ~
b: thermometer

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 10, 2016

a: earth-layers ~
b: eye

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 10, 2016

a: devo ~
b: surgeons

Writer: Tintin Torncrantz --Date: December 10, 2016


a: gradualism ~
b: mohammed-ali

Writer: Matt Barsan --Date: December 10, 2016

a: glycolysis ~
b: charge-that-is-on-your-cell-phone-battery

Writer: drhglatzer --Date: December 10, 2016

a: loneliness ~
b: a-prison-with-no-walls

Writer: Charles Dickens --Date: December 10, 2016


a: cancer ~
b: manhattan-traffic

Writer: John Carroll --Date: December 9, 2016

a: obesity ~
b: huge-wave

Writer: Stephen J. Dubner --Date: December 9, 2016

a: reproductive-system-platypus ~
b: that-of-a-bird

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016


a: snowflake ~
b: my-child

Writer: Corinne O'Flynn --Date: December 9, 2016

a: the-pancreas ~
b: a-tree

Writer: Bridget Wagner --Date: December 9, 2016

a: compound-sentence ~
b: a-seesaw

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016


a: federal-reserve ~
b: bone-marrow

Writer: Volitzer --Date: December 9, 2016

a: the-ama ~
b: a-medieval-guild

Writer: Dr. James Howard Mea --Date: December 9, 2016

a: the-ama ~
b: a-guild-system

Writer: Baruch Spinoza --Date: December 9, 2016


a: cerebellum ~
b: a-really-fast-math-coprocessor

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016

a: golgi-apparatus ~
b: a-room-to-add-baggage-tags

Writer: Lucretia --Date: December 9, 2016

a: acid-and-base ~
b: two-sides-of-a-coin

Writer: Preeti Pranay --Date: December 9, 2016


a: protein-synthesis ~
b: factory-or-ipod

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016

a: cardiac-muscle ~
b: russian-doll

Writer: Charlotte Oom --Date: December 9, 2016

a: genome ~
b: book

Writer: Matt Ridley --Date: December 9, 2016


a: freedom ~
b: a-muscle

Writer: Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. --Date: December 9, 2016

a: muscular-system ~
b: a-pulley-system

Writer: Dr. Claudia Kindler --Date: December 9, 2016

a: golgi-body ~
b: gift-wrapping-shop

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016


a: immunization ~
b: removing-the-water-from-boat

Writer: Audrey Beem --Date: December 9, 2016

a: corruption ~
b: gravity-or-like-friction-

Writer: Mike LaBossiere --Date: December 9, 2016

a: rna-splicing ~
b: remixing-music

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016


a: fermentation ~
b: family

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016

a: fermentation ~
b: having-bacteria-pre-digest-your-food

Writer: Sarah Jones --Date: December 9, 2016

a: fermentation ~
b: bbq

Writer: Bricks41 --Date: December 9, 2016


a: fermentation ~
b: a-mystical-or-religious-experience

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016

a: fermentation ~
b: inefficient-burning

Writer: james --Date: December 9, 2016

a: energy-conservation ~
b: hank-aaron

Writer: U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas (D., Mass.) --Date: December 9, 2016


a: disneyland ~
b: a-piece-of-clay

Writer: Walt Disney --Date: December 9, 2016

a: golgi-apparatus ~
b: a-commercial-hub

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 9, 2016

a: golgi-apparatus ~
b: seniors-and-teacher-in-high-school

Writer: Ms. Cerletty's class --Date: December 9, 2016


a: family ~
b: a-quilt

Writer: Liz Gubernatis --Date: December 8, 2016

a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: December 8, 2016

a: glycolysis ~
b: investing-money-to-make-more-money

Writer: Robin Francis Tillman --Date: December 8, 2016


a: health-care-system ~
b: a-grocery-store-without-price-tags

Writer: Dr. Milton R. Wolf --Date: December 8, 2016

a: dna-replication ~
b: a-train-track

Writer: Dr. Barry Starr --Date: December 8, 2016

a: css ~
b: all-sorts-of-stuff

Writer: Chris Coyier --Date: December 8, 2016


a: loneliness ~
b: hunger

Writer: Larry Yeagley --Date: December 8, 2016

a: earth-layers ~
b: eye

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: confidence ~
b: a-magnet-that-attracts-paper-clips

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016


a: nucleolus ~
b: a-yearbook-committee

Writer: Christine Fairchild and Kathryn Montemayor --Date: December 8, 2016

a: concentration ~
b: a-muscle

Writer: Julia Gifford --Date: December 8, 2016

a: central-nervous-system ~
b: tree

Writer: Wes Penre --Date: December 8, 2016


a: peroxisome ~
b: power-outlet

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: reproductive-system-platypus ~
b: that-of-a-bird

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: reproductive-system ~
b: olive-crop-that-fails

Writer: Elisha --Date: December 8, 2016


a: dna-ligase ~
b: molecular-stitcher

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: macromolecule ~
b: train

Writer: Varadaraja Raman --Date: December 8, 2016

a: reddit ~
b: the-rome-of-the-internet

Writer: Rudhraigh McGrath --Date: December 8, 2016


a: snowflake ~
b: my-child

Writer: Corinne O'Flynn --Date: December 8, 2016

a: a-cell ~
b: a-prison

Writer: Mr. Overlin --Date: December 8, 2016

a: chloroplast ~
b: tiny-carbohydrate-factory

Writer: Corey Smith --Date: December 8, 2016


a: obesity ~
b: a-bad-friend

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: cell ~
b: soccer-team

Writer: AMANI AND SAM VANG --Date: December 8, 2016

a: vacuole ~
b: a-rain-barrel

Writer: Kelly --Date: December 8, 2016


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